Elese Allin
Senior Director
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12+ years of experience
Experience in corporate finance, restructuring and accounting
Industry experience in retail, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, publishing, building products, professional services and hospitality
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Elese Allin is a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal in Toronto, with more than twelve years of corporate finance, restructuring and accounting experience.

Ms. Allin has been involved in a wide variety of mandates advising management teams, corporate boards, shareholders and lenders on acquisitions, divestitures, financings, refinancings and restructurings. She has experience serving clients across a number of industries, including retail, manufacturing, consumer packaged goods, publishing, building products, professional services and hospitality.

Some of Ms. Allin’s recent engagements include: acting as the CCAA monitor of Target Canada Co.; acting as financial advisor in the sale and recapitalization of Nelson Education, a large Canadian publisher; conducting the sale of ATD Legal to Deloitte LLP, creating Canada’s first full service eDiscovery firm; and conducting the sale of Viceroy Homes Limited to Canada Wood Frame Solutions Ltd.

Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal, Ms. Allin spent four years at KPMG LLP gaining exposure to accounting and auditing issues, after which she specialized in corporate finance and due diligence.  At KPMG, Ms. Allin was involved in multiple divestiture and refinancing mandates, as well as acting as financial advisor in restructuring matters.  Ms. Allin has developed deep experience and expertise in all aspects of sales, financing and restructuring transactions, including detailed financial modelling, valuation analysis, cash flow and liquidity analysis, investor screening, the development of transaction marketing materials and review and negotiation of purchase and credit agreements.

Ms. Allin earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and has also earned her Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) designation and is a CFA charter holder. She sits on the board of Unison Health and Community Services and is a member of Women Get on Board.